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Inside Baseball MLB Notes | Nimmo breakout rare positive for Mets

Jon Heyman’s latest.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 25, 2018 at 06:12 AM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Stormy JE Posted: June 25, 2018 at 10:26 AM (#5699047)
How's Nimmo's pinky?
   2. Stormy JE Posted: June 25, 2018 at 05:51 PM (#5699403)
Steve Gelbs:
Nimmo says the MRI on his pinky came back clean. Hes day-to-day. “I think we really dodged a bullet here.”
This is what passes for AMAZIN' these days.
   3. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: June 26, 2018 at 01:46 AM (#5699635)
Khris Davis was up to .247 after a home run off Justin Verlander. He hit .247 in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and is a threat to do so again.

This is incredible, and you gotta love Heyman's deadpan delivery of the material.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 26, 2018 at 09:02 AM (#5699669)
Khris Davis was up to .247 after a home run off Justin Verlander. He hit .247 in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and is a threat to do so again.

He's go nothing on Vinny Castilla:

1996 .304, 40 HR, 113 RBI
1997 .304, 40 HR, 113 RBI

No, that is not a typo.
   5. Adam Starblind Posted: June 26, 2018 at 10:23 AM (#5699723)
He's go nothing on Vinny Castilla:

1996 .304, 40 HR, 113 RBI
1997 .304, 40 HR, 113 RBI

No, that is not a typo.


Oh really?
   6. Walt Davis Posted: June 26, 2018 at 09:55 PM (#5700252)
Mookie Wilson BA:

1981 271
1982 279
1983 276
1984 276
1985 276

Mets' career: 276

1982 and 1983 were amazingly similar:

1982: 639 AB, 90 R, 178 H, 25 doubles, 9 triples, 5 HRs, 236 TB, 55 RBI, 58/16 SB/CS, 102 Ks
1983: 638 AB, 91 R, 176 H, 25 doubles, 6 triples, 7 HRs, 234 TB, 51 RBI, 54/16 SB/CS, 103 Ks

You caught me, he did have 14 more BBs in 1982.
   7. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 27, 2018 at 10:50 AM (#5700498)
I love what Nimmo's doing, but I do get the gnawing feeling that he may turn out to be a Mets version of Jeremy Lin.
   8. Batman Posted: June 27, 2018 at 11:10 AM (#5700522)
Khris Davis has gone a Chris-Davis-like 3 for 36 since the Verlander game, so he's down to .226.
   9. Nasty Nate Posted: June 27, 2018 at 11:22 AM (#5700541)
Meanwhile, Chris Davis was given 10 days off and in his return went a Khris-Davis-like 1 for 4 with a HR. Since that return, however, he has gone a Chris-Davis-like 1 for 14 with no walks.

In other news, Zach Kroenke remains retired from baseball, so is not doing anything Zack-Greinke-like anymore.
   10. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 27, 2018 at 11:30 AM (#5700557)
I love what Nimmo's doing, but I do get the gnawing feeling that he may turn out to be a Mets version of Jeremy Lin.

Why? His miLB numbers are solid, and his peripherals aren't bad.

I don't think he a 167 wRC+ hitter, but I could see him settling in around 125.
   11. Lassus Posted: June 27, 2018 at 11:31 AM (#5700559)
NY POST - Headless Body in Topless Franchise Tim Tebow suddenly looking like a pro baseball player
Though his overall numbers for Binghamton aren’t overly impressive — Tebow had a slash line of .256/.335/.402 with five home runs and 27 RBIs through Monday — his .737 OPS through 224 plate appearances is 81 points better than the mark he posted a year ago. And over his previous 18 games he batted .321 (17-for-53) with an impressive .848 OPS. He hit safely in 11 of his previous 15 games, and had a stellar 315/.362/.481 slash line this month.
   12. PreservedFish Posted: June 27, 2018 at 11:32 AM (#5700560)
Khris Davis has gone a Chris-Davis-like


Upvote
   13. PreservedFish Posted: June 27, 2018 at 11:33 AM (#5700564)
I think what Tebow's done is extremely impressive. But he has a ways to go before he gets to 5th outfielder quality, and the early reports on his defense (and arm!) were very negative.
   14. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 27, 2018 at 11:43 AM (#5700587)

Why? His miLB numbers are solid, and his peripherals aren't bad.

I don't think he a 167 wRC+ hitter, but I could see him settling in around 125.


Not based on anything solid statistically, but it's easier to stand out when the background is bad. I think Nimmo is nice little player, definitely exciting in a "Pete Rose hustling" kind of way, but if he's asked to take a leading role on a team that's a contender, I think he could very easily wilt. The numbers are great, but anyone can see he's not Mike Trout.

Like Jeremy Lin wasn't Steph Curry.
   15. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 27, 2018 at 11:45 AM (#5700596)
[14] Do baseball players really "wilt" under that kind of pressure? I know it's been a big theme in the NY papers and talk radio that it's harder to play in the big market, but I'm not sure there's anything to it.

Who is a historical player who was great when he was the 2nd or 3rd banana, but failed when he was the best player on his team?
   16. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 27, 2018 at 12:05 PM (#5700647)
Overall, any sport? I'd say Scotty Pippen.

Specifically in NY baseball? Hmmm...Jerry Koosman?
   17. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 27, 2018 at 12:24 PM (#5700676)
Overall, any sport? I'd say Scotty Pippen.

He played great the year Jordan sat out.

Specifically in NY baseball? Hmmm...Jerry Koosman?

In 1973-76 (with Seaver) we threw 1015 IP to a 114 ERA+, in his age 30-33 seasons.
In 1977-80 (w/o Seaver, except very early '77) he threw 969 IP to a 110 ERA+. Those were his age 34-37 seasons.

I don't see a real difference. If anything, it's normal aging.
   18. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 27, 2018 at 12:59 PM (#5700707)
In 1977-80 (w/o Seaver, except very early '77) he threw 969 IP to a 110 ERA+. Those were his age 34-37 seasons.


Take out 1979 & '80: the numbers get skewed. Koosman was traded to the Twins before the '79 season. He won 20 games that year, pitching to an ERA+ of 130. He wasn't much worse in '80.

No way he puts those numbers up at Shea.
   19. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 27, 2018 at 01:00 PM (#5700710)
Overall, any sport? I'd say Scotty Pippen.

He played great the year Jordan sat out.


Yes. And took himself off the court at the biggest moment of that year.
   20. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: June 27, 2018 at 01:06 PM (#5700720)
Yes. And took himself off the court at the biggest moment of that year.

Because they weren't going to give him the last shot. If anything, he embraced the role of #1 guy too much.

Take out 1979 & '80: the numbers get skewed. Koosman was traded to the Twins before the '79 season. He won 20 games that year, pitching to an ERA+ of 130. He wasn't much worse in '80.

No way he puts those numbers up at Shea.


Why would you take out '79 and '80? He was the clear ace of those staffs. You're reading psychology into totally normal performance variation. He had a 107 ERA+ in 1977, which was just as good as '75 or '75. He had one sub-par season, not even a bad season.

Why wouldn't he pitch even better in Shea? Shea was a great pitchers park.
   21. Batman Posted: June 27, 2018 at 01:06 PM (#5700721)
Specifically in NY baseball? Hmmm...Jerry Koosman?
George Foster, maybe, but he probably just got old. Or maybe I'm concentrating too much on the "bananas" part.
   22. Sunday silence Posted: June 27, 2018 at 04:37 PM (#5701013)
Neil ODonnel who went from Steelers to Jets? But football is dependent on team construction, strategy etc. Not sure what happened there.
   23. Swoboda is freedom Posted: June 27, 2018 at 06:21 PM (#5701082)
Neil ODonnel who went from Steelers to Jets? But football is dependent on team construction, strategy etc. Not sure what happened there.

He was never a great quarterback. He had a couple of years when he might have been a top 10 quarterback but he was normally middle of the pack. The Steelers had a good team and system and the Jets didn't. His second year withe the Jets, under Parcells, he did well.
   24. Hysterical & Useless Posted: June 27, 2018 at 09:06 PM (#5701167)
Nimmo is nice little player,


Per B-Ref: 6-3, 207lb (190cm, 93kg)

Charlie, just cause you outweigh him that don't make him "little." :-)
   25. Adam Starblind Posted: June 28, 2018 at 08:56 AM (#5701322)
I have to think we're not too far off from a trade of Asdrubal Cabrera for a live arm with control issues, at which point we may get to see if the last 300 AA/AAA plate appearances of Jeff McNeil are for real. That would be nice.
   26. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 28, 2018 at 09:44 AM (#5701359)
Charlie, just cause you outweigh him that don't make him "little." :-)


Ha! Yeah, I only have 100 lbs. on him.
   27. Hysterical & Useless Posted: June 28, 2018 at 09:53 AM (#5701370)
Crikey! I guess I better watch my skinny ass at the softball game.
   28. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 28, 2018 at 12:26 PM (#5701525)
Crikey! I guess I better watch my skinny ass at the softball game.


You're safe. I can navigate my 300 pretty well...
   29. Hecubot Posted: July 01, 2018 at 01:58 AM (#5702964)
Don Mattingly paid Giants fans a big compliment. Speaking of AT&T Park, Mattingly said, “It’s the closest thing to the East Coast energy wise – a little on the edge.”

*****

I was at the game where Mattingly had Straily plunk Buster Posey and there was definitely some bloodlust in the air from the locals.
   30. Howie Menckel Posted: July 01, 2018 at 10:56 AM (#5703017)
Eddie Murray OPS+, 1981-84
156
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